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[in-klood]
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verb (used with object), in·clud·ed, in·clud·ing.
  1. to contain, as a whole does parts or any part or element: The package includes the computer, program, disks, and a manual.
  2. to place in an aggregate, class, category, or the like.
  3. to contain as a subordinate element; involve as a factor.
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Origin of include

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin inclūdere to shut in, equivalent to in- in-2 + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to shut (cf. close)
Related formsin·clud·a·ble, in·clud·i·ble, adjectivepre·in·clude, verb (used with object), pre·in·clud·ed, pre·in·clud·ing.re·in·clude, verb (used with object), re·in·clud·ed, re·in·clud·ing.un·in·clud·a·ble, adjectiveun·in·clud·i·ble, adjective

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1. embody. Include, comprehend, comprise, embrace imply containing parts of a whole. To include is to contain as a part or member, or among the parts and members, of a whole: The list includes many new names. To comprehend is to have within the limits, scope, or range of references, as either a part or the whole number of items concerned: The plan comprehends several projects. To comprise is to consist of, as the various parts serving to make up the whole: This genus comprises 50 species. Embrace emphasizes the extent or assortment of that which is included: The report embraces a great variety of subjects.

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Related Words

incorporate, receive, cover, introduce, add, combine, have, enter, carry, encompass, hold, comprise, build, count, interpolate, implicate, entail, encircle, interject, number

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  • Why he neglected to include the way of a maid with a man is not at once apparent.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • It is to me more what you call a 'beast-garden,' to include all species of fauna.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • I propose to continue this biography, and include the whole in book form.

    Biography of a Slave

    Charles Thompson

  • The director turned, with a smile, to include that lady in the conversation.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • I suppose I can make arrangements that will include a church.


British Dictionary definitions for include

include

verb (tr)
  1. to have as contents or part of the contents; be made up of or contain
  2. to add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category
  3. to contain as a secondary or minor ingredient or element
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Derived Formsincludable or includible, adjective

Word Origin

C15 (in the sense: to enclose): from Latin inclūdere to enclose, from in- ² + claudere to close
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Word Origin and History for include

v.

c.1400, from Latin includere "to shut in, enclose, imprison, insert," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). The alleged Sam Goldwyn-ism, "Include me out," is attested from 1937. Related: Included; including.

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